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5.0 out of 5 stars PS3 Owners *Take Note*, July 13, 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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This review is from: Dragon Age Origins: Ultimate Edition - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
For me, this is the best RPG on the PS3. Period. Rich in lore and player choices, this game will transport the player to another virtual place for over 100 hours of play (in this edition). In fact, I enjoyed the game so much that I bought it again (had the original edition and now bought the ultimate edition) in order to get all the download content (DLC). Seriously, it's that good.

Now for the "Take Note" portion of the review. The game manual is *extremely poor* at explaining how this game fully installs. Yes, like other PS3 games, you put the disc in the PS3 drive and if you have the autoplay option on (like most of us), the game starts up and installs itself and then goes through the updates (make sure you have an internet connection). *BUT* and this is really important - this first install is only for the main game. You will need to install each piece of the DLC (over a dozen installs) and NOT from inside the game. There are no codes to put in at the Playstation Store as all the DLC is on the disc. So after you've installed the main game and gone through the updates, QUIT the game. Then from the XMB (that's what Sony calls their menu system), below the DAO game disc icon, there should be an additional content icon (called Download Content, I believe). Selecting that icon will open a sub menu which lists each DLC individually. You then select the one you want to install and it will install to the PS3 hard drive. Do this for each piece of DLC that you want to install. When you're done, go back and select the DAO game disc icon to start the game and the add-on content should now be available. For the larger, standalone content (Awakening, Witch Hunt, etc.), you'll find that a new menu appears AFTER you select *new game* from the main game menu. Believe me, it took longer to find this all out then I care to admit but I want to save others the aggravation.
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Initial post: Aug 16, 2011 6:22:35 PM PDT
J.K. says:
Thanks for explaining the install process.

Posted on Oct 14, 2011 1:54:34 AM PDT
Chad Jones says:
This is extremely helpful. I didn't understand this when I got it either. Nearlly chucked the controller through the wall when I kept getting (No DL content found) after running into the guy who has Shale's "control rod." A week later I finally got curious about the second disc icon and sure enough, there was all the content waiting to be installed. /facepalm
Hope other people catch you're post.

Posted on Jan 6, 2012 10:55:30 AM PST
Ivy Lilithe says:
Agreed on the first part - It IS that good! I just recently made the switch from 360 to PS3, and I re-purchased this for my PS3 (I owned DA:O and Awakening stand-alone discs, and all the separate DLC for the 360). I love this game that much. As a side note, does this copy not include the Blood Dragon Armor? I notice it hasn't been listed under the content included. Not a huge loss, but I did like having it. My original copy of the game included the Blood Dragon Armor and The Stone Prisoner.

Also thank you for the detailed explanation, will be doing that when I get my copy! :)

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 9:09:43 AM PST
k8monstr says:
That was extremely useful! Thanks so much for explaining that part :)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 10:48:29 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 21, 2012 10:49:43 AM PST
Yes, this does include the Blood Dragon armor (unless I'm confusing it with some other DLC armor, but I think that's it). When you install that DLC, the armor shows up in your inventory, but you can't equip it until your character reaches a certain level (38, IIRC).

If you're not seeing it in the list of DLC, you might just have to scroll down. It's the last item in the list when you click on the second disc icon in the XMB.

Posted on Mar 18, 2012 10:26:22 AM PDT
thanks for putting the instructions on how to download the extras.

Posted on Mar 18, 2012 11:20:37 PM PDT
R. Glick says:
Thanks for the instructions! I was completely clueless as well!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 11:34:44 AM PDT
J. Perry says:
Excellent instructions. You gave more support than the EA Phone support, all they did was tell me about the website then hung up on me. Thanks again!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2013 6:43:34 PM PDT
Oh, good, I have been wanting to ask someone who can tell me the differences between the Xbox 360 version and PS3 version is for this game. Which one has better performance? Graphics? Framerate? Less glitches? And many other things you can answer for me.

Yes, I know it's a bit a late to ask considering the date this forum was made, but time is but a number. I'm sure you can still answer my questions.

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 6:02:43 PM PST
I really appreciate this explanation!
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